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From Havana to Miami (pictured here), protestors have chanted, "Patria y Vida," or homeland and life, a clever play on the revered, long-held mantra of the Cuban government: patria o muerte. Scott McIntyre/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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We Excavate Cuba's Rallying Cry, 'Patria Y Vida'

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1960 Olympic decathlete gold medalist Rafer Johnson of the United States after climbing the stairs of the Memorial Coliseum prepares to light the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Games on July, 28,1984 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Tony Duffy/Getty Images hide caption

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When she first heard Fiona Apple's album 1996 Tidal, writer Lindsay Zoladz says the record stood out to her for how it "validated [her] experience of pain." Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR/Getty Images hide caption

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In "Side Street," a promotional video for his new album Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator plays out a fantasy version of a narrative that appears on the album's climactic song, "Wilshire," in which he engages in a deep but doomed emotional affair with the girlfriend of one of his friends. Courtesy of the artist/Screen shot from YouTube hide caption

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Shemekia Copeland performs at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, NJ. Mitra I. Arthur/NPR hide caption

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Shemekia Copeland, Modern Guardian Of The Blues

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Funkadelic is the result of George Clinton flirting with psychedelic music, a style he describes as "loud R&B." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Funkadelic's 'Maggot Brain' At 50: R&B, Psychedelic Rock And A Black Guitarist's Cry

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25-year-old hip-hop artist Shelem released his latest single "Suga Wata" on July 20. Lilly Dyer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Message Music on World Cafe: Country Music

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Gente de Zona's "Patria y Vida" (pictured, right: Randy Malcom in Miami) reclaims a slogan made popular at the birth of the Cuban revolution, "Patria o Muerte" (Homeland or Death), 62 years ago. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Audience members assembled on the lawn to enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra, newly returned to Tanglewood after last season's cancellation. Hilary Scott/Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Back Together And Blown Away: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Returns To Tanglewood

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In a time when facts are political, Amarante thinks "maybe theater, drama, can be remembered as a vehicle to reflect a truth." Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Rodrigo Amarante And His Great Musical Tantrum

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Alice Coltrane, widow of jazz great John Coltrane, playing the piano in her California home, in front of a portrait of her late husband. Despite having practiced music since a very early age, Alice Coltrane's work only somewhat recently began to be recognized. J.Emilio Flores/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Attacca Quartet members Amy Schroeder, Domenic Salerni, Andrew Yee and Nathan Schram dig into dance music on their new CD. David Goddard/Sony Classical hide caption

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From Haydn To Flying Lotus, Attacca Quartet Embraces Music Non-Stop

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'I'm Not Trying To Fit Within Any World': Vince Staples On Newfound Creative Freedom

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Jimmy Jam, left, and Terry Lewis stand after being acknowledged by inductee Janet Jackson during the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For The Rock and Ro hide caption

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Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Legendary Hitmakers, Release Their First Album

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On The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer provides a re-education in Blackness 101, in which she's both student and teacher. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR/Getty Images hide caption

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On Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part, Caroline Shaw's new album with Sō Percussion, the hyper-flexible composer reinvents as a singer-songwriter. Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR/Photo by Dayna Szyndrowski hide caption

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70 New Ways To Think About 'America The Beautiful'

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Hearing Alan Stivell, the celebrated Breton harper and multi-instrumentalist, first inspired The Thistle & Shamrock® host Fiona Ritchie to investigate Celtic musical traditions and bring them to radio. Ralph Gatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Vinyl To MP3: 50 Classic Celtic Songs That Shaped The Thistle & Shamrock

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Sly Stone performs at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, in a still from the film Summer of Soul. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Questlove Discusses His Must-See New Doc, 'Summer Of Soul'

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Harry Pace started the first major Black-owned record label in the U.S., but his achievements went mostly unnoticed until recently, when his descendants uncovered his secret history." Courtesy of Peter Pace hide caption

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Radio Diaries: Harry Pace And The Rise And Fall Of Black Swan Records

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